Qatar’s 2022 FIFA World Cup Stadium Design Compared to a Female’s Anatomy

By: | December 11th, 2013

There have been a lot of controversies over the past three years since Qatar won the right to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Even the unusual roof design of Qatar’s World Cup stadium has generated plenty of buzz.

As Qatar unveiled the stunning blueprints for its new state-of-the-art, climate-controlled Al-Wakrah sports stadium, the design went viral. People across the globe started comparing it with a certain part of the female anatomy … even the FIFA bosses are left blushing with this comparison.

The new Al-Wakrah stadium is the first of six stadiums Qatar plans to build to host the matches. Overall, this tiny gas-rich country plans to spend about $140 billion on these stadiums, a rail system, a new airport, a seaport and hundreds of kilometers of new roads for the tournament.

Though people are pointing out the embarrassing comparison, Zaha Hadid, the architect of the stadium, who is also considered one of the world’s best female architects, has hit back saying that everything that has a hole in it is not a vagina. The proposed Al-Wakrah stadium is supposed to resemble a show boat traditionally used for pearl fishing in Qatar.

Right or wrong, the shape of this stadium has definitely become an international laughing stock and people are waiting to see if all their stadiums will be shaped like a woman’s private parts.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. You can also find Nidhi on Google+.

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